In Points: New features of Apple iOS 15 for Indian users
Siri will now recognise requests in English as well as other regional languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam and Punjabi.Author : Shagun
Apple's iOS 15 is out. While it does not have a significant design makeover, it does include several important features and updates such as a FaceTime redesign, new notifications,
and Live Text in the camera, among others.
Not to be confused with iOS 14.8, which was released last week to address a security vulnerability, iOS 15 adds new features to various iPhone generations. The latest operating system also provides several features customized for Indian users.
When scanning QR codes, Apple will let customers select up to ten of their most frequently used UPI payment apps.
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FaceTime will include spatial audio, which will make people's voices appear to come from where they are on the screen, making video chats feel more realistic and lifelike. FaceTime will also begin to resemble Zoom, with the ability to see all participants in a grid format, plan calls and share call links that can be accessed via browser on Google Android and Microsoft Windows devices.
iMessage sharing features
Photos, news articles, and playlists can now be shared via iMessage in iOS 15. When a friend gives you many photographs via iMessage, they'll show in a dynamic collage format that you can swipe through or tap to view all of them in your photos app. In your News and Apple Music apps, you'll also find news stories and playlists shared via iMessage.
Apple Maps update
More elevation data, road colours and driving directions are added to Apple Maps, along with rich labelling, 3D landmarks, and better night mode. You can also pin local public transit stops and station information to your iPhone and Apple Watch devices for automatic updates and notifications as you travel and approach your stop.
When walking, a new virtual reality feature allows users to use the iPhone's camera to scan nearby buildings in the area to identify their specific location for more accurate walking directions. Maps might also take into account weather warnings when recommending routes.